California Department of Transportation District 11 & San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Contact: Caltrans Media Relations Officer Edward Cartagena, (619) 688-6670


State Route 163 Night Closures

SAN DIEGO –Caltrans crews will close southbound State Route 163 (SR-163) from Interstate 8 (I-8) to Interstate I-5 (I-5) on Monday and Tuesday from 10 p.m.-5 a.m., as part the SR-163 Cabrillo Bridge (Laurel Street Overcrossing) Retrofit and Rehabilitation Project.  The closures are needed for metal beam guard rail installation.

The closures include the westbound and eastbound I-8 connector ramps to southbound SR-163 as well as the Robinson Avenue on-ramp, Washington Street on- and off-ramps, and the University Avenue off-ramp.  The northbound and southbound I-5 connector ramps to southbound SR-163 will also be closed.

Signs will be placed directing motorists traveling southbound SR-163 to take the westbound I-8 connector onto the southbound I-5 on-ramp to access northbound SR-163.

Northbound SR-163 will be closed Wednesday and Thursday from10 p.m.-5 a.m. at A Street and 11th Avenue to just north of the Laurel Street overcrossing. The connector from northbound and southbound I-5 to northbound SR-163 will also be closed during the same time period as well as the Park Boulevard on-ramp to northbound SR-163. 

Motorists may travel north on 11th Avenue to the northbound I-5 on-ramp, to the eastbound I-8 connector, to access SR-163 in both directions.

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